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Old 10-18-2019, 10:11 AM   #16
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you really 'hook up' to city storm drains ??? expensive as they're usually deep,,, usually illegal to hook up to sanitary,,, most dump the collected wtr on the top of ground & God takes it away - sometimes to the street's storm sewers, other times to only He knows where

Yep, but in my case, I was too cheap.
Building inspector told me to discharge sump pit into my neighbor's swale.
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:14 AM   #17
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Pumping on top of the ground makes more sense. But in winter, going to get a freeze up. Around here, a little southwest of Pugsy, I think only some older houses use gravity drain to storm sewers.

No worries about freeze up. It's hiding under the wonderful snow.
Pump doesn't run much in the winter anyways, usually on warm spells and the snow is melted anyways.


Just need to keep away from anywhere one will be walking.
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Old 10-18-2019, 05:39 PM   #18
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storm drains/sewers drain into rivers while sanitary sewers drain to sewage treatment plants - its generally illegal for sanitary hookups as addl loads would overwhelm s t plants
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Some older cities have combined sewers.
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even today ? surprised the epa hasn't smoked them out as of yet,,, heard they've brought suit against san francisco because human feces are hitting storm sewers
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Dunno about other cities, but Washington, DC still has combined sewers in some areas. The overflows during rain events end up in the river(s). They are building some massive underground overflow tanks, which were probably required my their MS4 permit.

The San Francisco thing is probably because the homeless take dumps in the street.
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